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in the conference were initially skeptical about this, but because of some changes, they decided not to change the age at which the medicare changes would begin hitting. republicans have been promising for years that if you are 55 or older, you will not have to worry about any of these medicare changes. they were thinking of changing that at 56. there was an outcry and they abandoned that plan. now the moderates do seem to be on board. host: the washington times reporting this morning when it comes to the affordable care act, senator ted cruz, texas republican, said he will offer an amendment to delay funding for the affordable care act until the economy improves. this is an amendment to a continuing resolution to keep the government funding that the senate will work on this week. it is winning support from other republicans like senator marco rubio of florida. jonathan strong, senate democrats will also unveil a budget tomorrow. guest: the senate budget is more notable in the sense that it has been since 2009 that senate democrats passed a budget. so this is going to be a more significant pol
with climate change. we were attacking about how unusually cold it's been in global warming. the fact a serious concern and a lot of discussion and i expect to see some form of taxation on emissions, whether it's a form of carbon tax, whatever. assume that happens for purposes of this conversation. what do you see that can be done given higher costs for failing to bring down emissions? what can be done to further reduce emissions? >> let me give you the days. number one, i'm not sure if anything changes. if you look at our track record since the early 60s, from the early 60s to today, where about 70% more fuel-efficient than they were then. without caps, without being thin ice because the environmental pressures are perfectly aligned with the financial pressures as you know when an airline, were 35% of your cost is fuel and the only way you can try to maximize profitability despite having more fuel-efficient aircraft. for every% of fuel efficiency improvement you can't come you get a 1% reduction in carbon emissions. said there's a huge incentive to can tenuously improve the environmental perfo
changed, the problem is still evident to not that they actually continue. it's hard to see how congress could develop a more thorough record than a day. >> i'm not questioning whether the congress did its best. it's whether congress found with adequate to invoke his usual remedy. >> congress must've found the situation was even clearer and violations more evident because originally the vote in the senate was something like 79 to 18. in a 2006 extension of his 98 to nothing. there must've been even clearer in 2006 the these states were violating the constitution. do you think that's true? >> justice scalia, it was clear to 98 senators including every senator from a covered state who decided there was a continuing piece of legislation. >> or decided they'd better not vote against it. none of their entries in voting against it. >> i don't know what they're thinking exactly, but it seems to me one might reasonably think this, it's gotten a lot better, but it's still there. so if you have a revenue that wasn't totally over, wouldn't you keep there been any? or would she not at least say a pe
. the united states will not engage in talks for talks' sake. it will require a change in north korea's parties, demanding that pyongyang will meet its obligations on denuclearization. this leads to a few important other principals. first, the nightsticks will not accept north korea as a nuclear quest the united states will not accept the tree as a nuclear state. we will not compensate them for returning to dialogue. we will not tolerate north korea for bullying its majors -- measures. -- neighbors treat the tysons cannot approve without improvement in injured-korean relations. in the meantime, at the u.s. diplomacy on north korea on a wide range of issues continues. close coordination with our treaty allies, japan, remain absolutely central to our approach. we have expanded our engagement might develop a new dialogue key global actors who have joined the rising chorus of voices, calling on the dprk to comply with obligations. china does remain central to altering or korea's calculus and close u.s.-china confrontations will remain a key focus of the medics -- of diplomatic efforts. while the cl
doing what they suggested, to stay -- say the states have the full power to uphold or to change or do anything was same- sex marriages? and what the strongest view of the challengers is in prop. 8 our calls distinguishes unconstitutional. is a standing argument. >> it would be in a weird way. it would probably mean that there be marriage equality restored in california. >> why? quiet the judgments stays in effect. the that is clear at all. it is more than that. >> what you think the governor will do? be weddingere would bells. >> this would be nothing to do that. the merits in the case, there is a narrower grounds which were basically judged by reinhard. california created a separate institution of domestic partnership. be that the would state that has done that has essentially disclaims any meaningful state interest in "m" wordg to hold the for same-sex couples. there is no real meaningful distinction. >> the question of whether the other 35 states have to. the other one would be taking california and in ticket back. >> what did he say? together.n -- woven them together. they're alwa
enforcement more effective tools. the substitute also incorporates a number of changes, the result of suggestions from senator grassley and his staff. we have been working on this since january. tried to be responsive to the ranking member's concerns and suggestions, and have reached across the aisle to other senators. as a a.t.f. whistleblower, senator grassley has been the lead senator in whistleblower legislation, was a a.t.f. whistleblower, who testified last congress that the existing laws are toothless and they can help law enforcement -- can't help law enforcement, and that's why law enforcement consistently has called for firearms trafficking statute that can be effective and go after straw purchasers. we need now is to create better law enforcement tools. and i think this will -- the senators can join together on this will close a very dangerous loophole in the law that mexican drug cartels and gangs and other criminals have exploited for too long. stop illegal trafficking the firme arms act is important. this week -- the firearms act is important. this week the "usa today
and it is also part of of this. how did the portal correct change that? wire businesses reacting in this way? welcome i think it's helpful to step back and talk about the primary goals. so how is that new number of 32 million uninsured americans when it comes to the system? one is the much talked about individual mandate. every individual in this country with some exception, in 2014, has to purchase health coverage of some sort or they could face a tax penalty. number two, you have heard a lot about the health insurance changes in market places, these were provisions set up in the law for states to step in and establish what is called these exchanges and the place where individuals can go and purchase coverage. for lower income individuals, you have heard like subsidies and credits are important. through these individual exchanges from the federal government will do tax credits and subsidies. primarily for lower income americans for coverage all of this is linked together. you may be able to go to exchanges and get credit for subsidies to do this. all of these provisions are linked together.
that got done, things that dealt with climate change and other environmental issues. >> now let's move on to the reason we brought you here in the first place to talk about the house and senate approved legislation to keep the government funded through september avoiding a shutdown but keeping in place the sequester. explain to us how the government funding will work thund bill. guest: they are able to continue funding government past the march 37 deadline. it was a very fine line they had to walk. republicans weren't going to sign off on something that redid the cr but there are a number of republicans who were trying to get piece of the sequester reinstated. so as a result they put together a package, a compromise mostly came together in the senate, both side working together that restores some of the funding but fleeves place a lot of the other cuts. air traffic control towers still going to see problems. other places fur lowses will still happen. meat inspec tors spared the action a little bit. we are all making a bill big deal about the budget this week because in regular order th
-- in that case to can change the sunt. -- subject. chuck is a good friend, but he should have probably stuck to one question each. and let me just say, that set-up where they have a president and a foreign leader. in this case our president was the guest, but those kinds of news conferences don't produce very much because there are usually only two questions per side. so you don't get a wide-range of exchange. >> and you also have translations. >> and you also have translations, which close everything down. >> a person inside the white house briefing room. she has written a book titled the messaging of the president, the white house commune cages operation. these she's also a professor at towson university. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. good to see you both. >> let's talk about how all of this evolved. as bill plante pointed out, the first conference was an inauspicious owe indication. >> it certainly did. the following week, woodrow wilson had people come into the news room where he talk bd what this relationship was going to be with reporters, how he needed them. he wanted the
off the case, change the subject and not answer the question asked. no criticism, he's a good friend, but he should have probably stuck to one question each. and let me just say that that setup where they have the president and a foreign leader, in this case our president was the guest, but those kinds of news conferences don't produce very much because they're usual -- there are usually only two questions per side, so you don't get a wide-ranging exchange when that happens. >> and you often have translations. > which slows things down. >> and a frequent person inside the white house believe -- briefing room, martha has written a book, "the messaging the president, inside the hite house briefing room," glad to have you with us. >> thank you. >> let's talk about how all this evolved. the first conference was a certainly inauspicious occasion but it's certainly evolved over the last 100 years. >> it did. and the following week woodrow wilson had reporters then come into the east room where he talked to them about what his relationship was going to be with reporters, how he needed them.
relationship is first established and annually in paper form, even if no policy changes have occurred. my bill would require institutions to provides these notices only if they have changed the policy or practice related to the privacy of the consumer. this may seem like a simple little change, but its impact on financial institutions is significant. requiring these institutions to send annual notices even when no changes have made are redundant, unnecessary and costly. mr. speaker, this bill will permit financial institutions to redirect these resources towards lending, staffing and lowering the cost of financial services. for consumers, these mailings typically serve to clog up mailboxes and confuse even the best of us. in fact, a recent voter survey indicated that fewer than one quarter of the consumers read the privacy notifications they receive and over 3/4 would be more likely to read them if they were only sent when the institution changed its policies. this bill will make the mailings more significant stop consumers because they would only come after a change in policy. let me reiterat
:00 eastern. that is an hour later than usual due to the time change. you can also watch sunday nights at 9:00 eastern and pacific on c-span. tomorrow on c-span, the senior advocacy group aarp will talk about federal benefits and how changes in cost of living might affect social security recipients, including veterans, americans with disabilities, and people with low incomes. live coverage begins at 10:00 eastern on c-span. also vital later at noon eastern, the czech republic's former to go term president talks about the european debt crisis. he is speaking at the cato institute. >> we cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and economy. that is why earlier today, i signed an executive order that will strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information sharing and developing standards to protect our national security, jobs, and privacy. >> there are some things that need to be done with an executive order. some things can only be done with legislation. part of my reaction is, i wish the president had put as much effort in
a fundamental transformation, a systemic change, something we in central and eastern europe had to do 20 years ago, something similar. the other part of the problem is the european integration model, the excessive and unnatural centralization, harmonization, standardization, and unification of the european continent based on the concept of an ever-closer union is another obstacle. a few days ago i listened to the speech given by the italian minister of the economy, and he made a point that to build such an integration was a necessity. i raised my hand, and asked, what you mean, such an integration of the current form of european integration is an historical accident. it could have many developments, many of variants, and i am sure this one is the wrong one. these complex issues deserve to be discussed from many perspectives, but it is evident they found their climax in the attempt to monetary unify the whole continent. this was the moment, to use the ogy, when the marginal costs exceeded their benefits. this evidence failure -- and it is appropriate to call it a failure -- was inevitable, byec
what i sense from a lot of people i've been talking to is this fear that somehow america has changed, our people has changed, that we reached this point in time and we have too many people in america that want too much from government and that maybe the changes that have happened are irreversible and that it will never be the same again. i want you to understand that's not true. our people have not changed. the vast majority of the american people are hardworking taxpayers who take responsibility for their families, go to work every day. they pay their mortgage on time. they volunteer in the community. this is what the vast majority of american people still are. what's changed is the world around us. it's changed in dramatic ways. just think how much the world has changed in the last 10 years. the global economy is real. we don't live in a national economy any more. everything you buy, everything you sell, everything you touch it's all impacted by things that are happening halfway around the world. the information age is real. it's made our lives easier. it's allowed you right now to
with schizophrenia who and some with bipolar disorder, when you look at them, there are changes in the green -- brains of people who have the impairment compared to those who do not. 15 of the 18 studies show significant differences in the parts of the green we used to think about ourselves. two other studies have come out in the last year. 17 of 20 studies show the brain is different. yet the laws do not reflect that. unless we have treatments that reflect the fact we're dealing with people who do not understand their sick -- they are sick, the treatments will not be effected. my sister have schizophrenia for 53 years before she died. she never understood she had schizophrenia. i would ask. she thought she has it's a pretty. she would say, and i know you think i have schizophrenia. i would say, why did they keep him in the hospital for 25 years? she would say i had a cold. i do not know why they kept me all that time. unless you deal with a problem in the laws and treatments, we're not going to go anywhere. thank you. >> i want to make three points and get some reaction. we have been talkin
of defense, but no one's talking about how we fundamentally have to change our philosophy of military compensation, benefits and the size of the force to come to grips with the cost of an all-volunteer army. of course at a minimum we should also dramatically shift and reduce resources away from the vast nuclear weapons stockpile and the three redundant delivery systems which we haven't used in 68 years and probably never will. we have 10 times more nuclear firepower than we need for deterrence. its pasttime -- symbol of the cold war and save hundreds of billions of dollars at no risk to american security. it's time for congress and the administration to work meaningfully for agriculture reform, to get more support for america's farmers and ranchers at a fraction of the cost. we should reform the outrageous, inefficient and unproductive crop insurance program. we should restore investments in nutrition, conservation, research and marketing that will make a difference for most farmers and ranchers, improve long-term productivity and support value-added agriculture. this saves money in t
to accept social security cuts and changes to medicare, entitlement programs. democrats are very much in opposition to that. today he's going to go face house republicans who as we know are very much in opposition to any increase in tax revenue. and so while yesterday he was kind of trying to win over democrats for a deal that would , you know, potentially touch entitlement programs, today he's going to say -- face kind of a hostile republican cawculls. this is the first visit to republican conference on capitol hill since 2009. obviously he's being an tig nist for house republicans and this is going to be a tough sell for him. host: are there any details in terms of the details of the meeting itself, how long it will last, what the format will be, what the agenda is? guest: we expect it will probably be similar to yesterday where the president will come for a lunch, he'll be there for about an hour and a half, have some remarks at the top and then take questions from house republicans. so, you know, that back and forth is an opportunity to certainly exchange ideas but also an opportu
hope that with the support they will find the courage to change into an underserved report. >> and time is expired so i will turn now to senator graham. >> thank you. this is an emotional topic so i will be pushing back to some of the things that here but having said that, please do not mistake the pushback for an understanding that sexual thistles in the military need to be addressed and improve upon the current system because what we have today is not working. in terms of whether we have a good order disciplined military could see the answer is yes because you see it in the way they conduct themselves in battle. the enemies of this nation have never faced a finer military force than exists today and we have problems. these human beings evolved in our military and there's no justification. i want people to know the best is in the flag of the military balloon color. we are the best in the world. the idea that fighter pilots take care of fighter pilots, we don't talk about that a little bit. general harding, do you know the convening authority? is there any suggestion that he set down th
intention to change this. also did a similar notification to a senior representative of the pilots association. the homelandd security advisory council for the department of homeland security in september of last year on this idea. i got feedback in a closed setting with them. yes, there were several opportunities. of course, with the international community, the european union, with canada and australia. >> i will switch off of that. i am sure some other members make up for it. in your testimony before the appropriations subcommittee, you mentioned the delay in funding for tsa credential in infrastructure program and may delay the development of deployment of changes. can you tell me more about the programs and more that would occur? >> as you know, we're very much interested in moving forward with a universal enrollment plan which would allow for card, othera vetting, to be consolidated. is delaying the implementation of testing for the one visit which we're so much interested in. yes, there is a potential for that. if we do not get through this, we will be adversely affected on
reasons for our health care costs keep going up because we have not changed the way patients and doctors see each other. we must be innovative and creative in tackling the traditional costs of health care. as a representative representing silicon valley, i have helped lead the way in this by promoting innovative technologies such as telemedicine, personal health connective devices and other tools. i will be reintroducing the health care innovation and marketplace technologies act later this year to continue this effort, and let's hope folks on the other side will understand its importance. most importantly, however, i will continue to stand with my friends here in the chamber tonight to protect medicare and the medicare guarantee. we can fix our nation's fiscal house by being innovative rather than using the same old ideology. we can improve our nation's standing by being courageous and standing by our nation's seniors. i want to thank you and i yield ack. mr. bera: i thank my dear friend and colleague, congressman honda, from california. the reason why we are speaking on the floor today
awareness of how energy use impacts climate change and to show by example what is being done about it. our nation continues to rely on high polluting energy sources that threaten our climate and threaten our national security. we need to focus at all levels of government, federal, state and local, as well as in the private sector to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. state and federal facilities above all else should be the gold standard for clean energy and energy efficiency. for example, the lincoln unified school district, located in stockton, california, recently committed to placing solar panels on rooftops throughout the school district. lincoln was able to purchase these solar panels through low-interest, clean, renewable energy bonds to help finance this project that is estimated to save $1 million per energy -- per year on energy costs. not only does this project increase use of clean energy sources but all the savings will be put back into educational programs. so this is truly a win-win for our students. in addition, the university of the pacific, also located in stockt
because they are thinking that statewide through its judicial action is about change the way it has been defined in every jurisdiction in the united states. when congress passed all of the statutes affected by the hadnition of doma, congress in mind a traditional definition. congress in 1996 at that point says states are about to experiment with changing this, but the one thing we know is all these federal statutes were passed with the traditional definition in mind, and if -- it has to be rational for congressman to say that we will reaffirm what it meant for purposes of federal law. >> supposedly looking just at the estate tax provision that is at issue in this case, which provides specially favorable asatment to a married couple opposed to any other individual or economic unit, what was the purpose of that? was the purpose of that really to foster traditional marriage, or was congress just looking for toonvenience category capture households that function as a unified economic unit? >> i think for these purposes, if you go back to the beginning of the estate tax function, congress is
of the evolving elegy that has -- technology that has changed over time and focus on trying to identify passengers and cargo that require more attention versus those that are very low risk. we call it risked base we can really focus our attention on getting more and more people on pre-check or global entry. that is doing your security stuff beforehand, before you get to the airport area did we can really focus on the team building out to state and local that needed to have the kind of network that secretary ridge was talking about. >> you brought up tsa. this is not a beloved department. one of the reasons is that most people's encounter with it, or impact with it is not -- you mentioned risk-based. how will we see tsa checks evolve? there is a "new york times" reporter saying that they will be able to use devices -- devices on airplanes is something different. taking liquids -- >> liquids and gels and shoes, right? we have already been carving out things. you're 12 and under, over 75, do not take off your shoes. we have identified that as low risk groups as a whole. i hope that technology is ulti
federal budget, but the size and changes we have to make in the social security in order to keep it a program it is much greater than it is. a lot of people do not realize that even though we consider and expect medicare to be the bigger driver of cost down the line, over the past few years, social security costs have grown more rapidly. they burn in the aggregate and in the first time for the obama administration. it grew faster than medicare. the current social security shortfall is larger than at any point it has been since before the major 1983 social security reforms. if you compare social security 's current shortfall to the one we faced in 1983, it is about twice as large now i might even relative to the size of our tax base. what does that mean? if you like and look at the political high water marks of what our political system can achieve to keep social security going, we are now twice as far past that. in order to fix social security , the left would have to agree to twice as much a benefit restraints, the right would have to agree to twice as much in tax increases. the
if and when a further change becomes necessary they'll agree with us. but if we can't, then it's not out of the question. we might have to do things in our own way. possible. >> sir, so it's quite possible you would veto an extension of the embargo? >> we are still an independent country. we can have an independent foreign policy. if for instance we felt that action needed to be taken to help bring about change in syria, to help this a-- to help end this appalling bloodshed and if we felt our european partners were helding that back, then we'd have to change the approach. but that's not what i hope will happen. i think they did a very good job persuading the colleagues to amend the terms of the arms embargo so we can supply this nonlethal equipment. we stand back and say, why are we doing this? it seems to me if we want to help bring about a transition in syria we have to work with the opposition groups and we ought to work with the opposition groups to try and shape them and help them and encourage those that are committed to a plureistic and democratic future for those in syria. you ca
to change. this is the new reality we are faced with and we have embraced it. we are also very competitive in that environment. >> we are delighted to have with us another ceo. see the industry through maybe a slightly different lens than some of these operators. what do you see coming up in this year? >> we have customers all over the world. we are only doing as well as these people are doing. i am cautiously optimistic. i think also we got used to the bad times. we are hoping that the early signs of improvement trend towards more sustainable situation. we remain also very aware that there are some events all over the world that could threaten this recovery that has nothing to do with our business. you mentioned the cyprus crisis. everyone is keeping an i on north korea. we are given the opportunity to execute, because this is what we are all doing. we are blessed with great management teams. enjoying 5% growth in the business in average. torything is there for us execute properly if we have the opportunity to do so. are being backed by a very strong financing market. we have been very su
to be hopeful, we can come together to say ok we all agree, reduce the deficit, cut spending make some changes that we can without hurting beneficiaries, and mandatory spending. why, why, why are these tax loopholes for special interest such sacred cows for the republicans? such sacred cows they won't allow mr. van hollen's bill to come to the floor are they afraid of the debate, afraid of the outcome of their vote. with that, i think the gentleman for his lead -- i thank the gentleman for his leadership on putting forward a balanced proposal to prere-deuce the deficit, to avoid sequestration, which we didn't, but as a counter to what the republicans are putting forth and more than a counter it's about leadership it's about what is possible if we can work together in a bipartisan way to get the job done for the american people. i thank you, mr. van hollen and yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the minority leader is reminded to adrets remarks to the chair. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. messer: appreciate the eye contact. let me make three quick points. . as to the und
with any willinty the changes that be worked on society by redefining a fundamental institution like marriage. that is something that both sides agree on. thank you very much for your question. >> back to a live look at the supreme court as people lined up for tomorrow's case. the associated press writes about today's oral arguments. the supreme court could end up avoiding a major national ruling on whether america's days have a right to marry. during arguments today on california's van of same-sex marriage, several justices raised doubts that the case should be before them. we can see the entire case tonight beginning at 8:00 eastern on c-span. tonight, there will your the oral arguments on the federal defense of marriage act called doma. it was signed into law by president clinton. the second-ranking democrat raised a statement saying, i was proud to join with 212 other house and senate democrats in filing an amicus brief asking the supreme court to uphold the second circuit's ruling in u.s. versus user shine windsor. he goes on to say that the legal advisory group, which is defend
will not change washington by some of the same entrenched democratic congressmen in washington putting them in the senate this time and expecting a different outcome. we need to get one of us -- and anyone of us is better than either one of them -- i just zer-- hoope i'm the one who ears it. around the states, i hear time and time again from families and taxpayers how worried they are about the federal deficit. it's a drag on our economy. it is something that will be a drag to future generations. what are three specific things you would do if elected? to reduce the elected? >> as we know, the federal deficit has continued to grow under the obama administration. what a lot of people don't realize is prior to this administration there were two years in the history of our nation that the annual deficit exceeded $400 billion. since this administration came into office, the annual deficit was close to a trillion dollars. the budget that the senate just passed an additional deficit and additional debt. it will accrue to about $23 billion. i would start with waste. there's tremendous waste in the
was the end result guest: nothing has changed. it is still legal. the whole compensation system is determined by the member of congress and his employees. or her employees, excuse me. host: independent color, indiana -- caller,. am calling in response to this nepotism. it is outrageous. campaign funds and use them for personal use, whether paying a family member or whatever, that is personal use and personal gain. at its we have it locally. in every city, you will have one person retire from one entity of the government or stay and move right into another position. it is just crazy. when does it stop? there are people who are very frustrated with the process. host: some have expressed their dismay at this practice. how much did you know about it before you started digging into it? is this talked about a lot? guest: i certainly knew about it. we had not seen anyone look at it in the 2012 election cycle. decided toe and i take a snapshot. it is something i have heard about. it has come up from time to time. in fact, it used to be back before they changed ethics rules about a decade ago
know how difficult this will be. and how difficult it is. there's been obviously a dramatic change in egypt. a lot of us has given us hope and pause and fears in other quarters. it's not about us. but a profoundly affects us. we need to be invested in each of the stable success of the region. we aren't looking at what's happening in egypt through rose-colored glasses. our eyes are wide open. we have no illusions about the challenges that we have face, but we also know this. there's no legitimate alternative at this point to engagement. only through engagement, egypt, with interest egypt that we can focus its leaders, respect the obligations including its peace treaty with israel. only through active engagement we can make sure that hamas does not rearm through the sinai and put the people at risk. only through engagement we can concentrate egypt's government on the imperative of confronting the extremists. and only through engagement we can encourage egypt's leaders to make reforms that will spark economic growth and stabilize the democratic process. and it's all tough. and there's
was way high and the iranian influence way low, and now the balance has completely changed. people think the u.s. has much more influence and is not wielding the influence it could have. does the u.s.y not do more to contain some of maliki's worst instincts? why why do they not do a better job balancing the different communities within iraq? and you can ask a follow-up question. >> how should the united states be doing that, and then i would love to hear from the others. how do you all believe the united states should be read calibrating its relationship -- relationship, its and to build on the point, if the natural allies of the united states are those that believe in more secular government, how do a zero sum nature of iraqi politics without further worsening relationship with maliki? people believe the u.s. debt on maliki in 2010. rather than -- bet on maliki in 2010. rather than long-term investments, it was seen as maliki is the guy. but the long term interest is for iraq to be more democratic. it is never going to be a liberal democracy in the gulf. but as the ambassador said, it i
noticing change. strategic change is really hard to notice when you are in the midst of it. it is hard to detect, nearly impossible to do, unless you are constantly looking for it. ironically the people who are most ill-equipped to see change are the experts who follow the issues most closely. the people who you rely on to analyze an issue are exactly the wrong people to tell you when that issue is bearing off in a different direction. and the last thing i think is was toog that really frequent in our analysis, and that is we did not distinguish what we knew from what we did not know from what we thought. in fact, sometimes if we think something for long enough, then we think we know it. there is a big difference between what we think our conclusions are and the fact. just wrapped up, come back to the subject of my part of the seminar, which is the relationship between intelligence and policy makers. it is critical. it is why we exist. we need to be responsive and relevant and reliable and expert. looking back over my career, some of my best memories are engaging with the policy side o
roads. it is a dark and overcast day. nothing has really changed today. today, i am expecting the maybe which is a huge presence here in hampton roads. you have heard the analogy of comparing sequestration to rolling downhill instead of falling off a cliff. we will begin to see some impacts in this region within the next month or so once the furloughs go into effect and the navy is forced to cancel contracts. host: not only the contracts themselves but what about residual businesses? how much are they depending on the military? guest: something i want to put in context, sequestration -- everyone said it is a bad idea to do it this way. what people might not realize is there are communities such as hampton roads, virginia, that are going to bear the brunt of this. nearly half of its economy is dependent on defense spending. ship building with the navy. we have been buffered from the recession but some of that pain is going to come home now as these cuts come down. you're looking at 40,000 to affect the one day a week furlough for 22 weeks at least for this year. the sequester is a one-to
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few exceptions that are needed to prevent catastrophic changes to government programs or to ensure good government. these include provisions allowing critical law enforcement entities to maintain current staffing levels, additional funding for embassy security, and critical weather satellite launches and an extension of the currentay freeze for federal employees including members of the congress. we've also required every single federal agency to provide spending plans to congress to ensure transparency oversight of taxpayer dollars. nearly all the funding in this bill is subject to the president's sequestration bringing the grand total for discretionary spending to around $984 billion. the bill is designed to help with the damage caused by continually putting off the regular annual appropriations bills but it does not solve the many serious problems caused by these automatic spending cuts in sequestration. a full year continuing resolution is not the way this congress should be appropriating taxpayer dollars. each year, we should assess the needs and excesses of our government and
congress take action to stop climate change. scientists agree that climate change is dangerous and for those of you who only care about money, it's also costly. republicans' skepticism of science has delayed action for far too long, but it's not too late to stop the worst effects. the victims of super storm sandy know that we must act now. i call on my republican friends to reject the extreme right wing and also repudiate your pollution spewing suiters and listen to the facts, the science, and the demands of the american people. we must take action now not during the last term, by the way, when these two measures to avoid sequestration were passed, they are not in effect now, but we need to take action right now . i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma rise? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on rules i call up house resolution 99 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 6, house resolution
the american people. we certainly hope the president will change his mind and submit a plan that actually balances the budget. let's be clear, the democrats in this town who reject the goal of balancing the budget i think were out of step of where the american people are. the american people know you can't continue to spend money you don't have. i didn't come here for a fancy title or big office. i want to hand my kids and grandkids the same shot at the american dream that i had, not some mountain of debt. that's why republicans are standing with the american people and working to balance he federal budget. >> there's been talk about these budgets here and budgets aren't binding. do you think that budgets cause -- budget process that they are essentially political weapons -- just show up in political ads next fall. have these just become weapons? at the end of the day they aren't binding. >> a budget is a statement of each party's vision in terms of how they would govern. what they think the appropriate role of the federal government is. and the house has done its part today. hopefully th
of the airline industry is one of special concern. to help cope with changing circumstances, airlines have turned to consolidation. in the last decade alone we have than sixewer significant airline mergers in this country. the combined american u.s. airwaves would employ nearly 120,000 people, have to -- 2012 revenues of $40 billion, flying 950 jets to approximately 900 locations. it would leave only four national airlines with significant networks controlling over 80% of the domestic market. as a result, our subcommittee, test with the oversight policy, they must conduct a thorough examination of this transaction. the department of justice will the proposed merger, applying an analytical framework set forth in the assess the anti- competitive a fax in relevant marker -- markets, and identifying increased barriers and efficiencies that may flow from this consolidation. in previous hearings from the subcommittee several principals of guided the approach to antitrust law. most importantly, we must remember the insight from assest bork. to purpose of these laws is maximize consumer welfare and prote
of the bank of england. i do not propose to change the government -- judgment three months later. mr. deputy speaker, i have had representations at this budget for measures that would add 33 billion pounds i year extra for borrowing on top of the figures i have announced. it is from people who seem to think that the way to borrow less is to borrow more. they would return us to these double-digit deficits of the last government and give us far and away one of the highest deficits in the western world. that would pose a huge risk to the stability of the british economy, threaten a sharp rise in interest rates, and leave the burden of debt to our children and our grandchildren. withl not take that gamble the future of this country, especially when those representations came from the very same people whose previous candle w have the economy led te mess we are cleaning up in the first place. , theeputy speaker spending reductions we promised have been more than delivered. welfare reforms have been legislated for and are taking place. here is a clear sign of progress -- the proportion of national
at washington and the path our economy and our country was on, i knew that things needed to change. so i ran for congress because the challenges facing our nation were far too great to just sit back on the sidelines. as montana's small businesses know, you can't spend more than you take in. year after year of federal deficits with no end in sight doesn't lead to prosperity, doesn't lead to growth. it leads to financial ruin. i'm also the father of four great kids, two in college and two in high school. they know that as a family they have to plan ahead for the future. we need to create a budget and then live within our means. these are the same principles that my parents past down to me. -- passed down to me. these are the values that montana's families live by each and every day. those values are exemplified in montana's own state legislature. we're the only constitutionally -- where the only constitutionally required duletty is passing a budget. in -- duty is passing a budget. in fact, when they adjourn in a little over a montana, they will have given montana a balanced budget, just like t
place. and it is a generational change as well. he look at the statistics and you will see a generation gap in terms of approval of marriage equality and acceptance of marriage equality. people now -- somebody used the term there -- times can , one of justice kennedy's phrases on another case related to texas previously. but anyway, times can blind. whatever the public mood was the on the suppertime and also -- on the subject at the time and also a change in movement about this being about discrimination, about depriving people of eagle protection -- of equal protection, about not having a rational basis for the defense of marriage act. do sometimes gets tired of hearing me say this. one of the questions that came up in the court today was the justices asked -- did the originators of doma at the time think that it was constitutional? to mr. clement claimed times that, oh, yes, they asked the administration, the justice department and the justice department said, three times, yes, it was constitutional. so that meant, you know, ok, why would you ask that question unless you find out the
that is -- tourism is critical to our economy, and we need to support it in the following way. changes to the atc system are critical to our economy. we have to set some priorities to ensure they have it, so when the furlough happens, like last time or if it does, you cut the next gen staff. you really think those folks feel good about their jobs and a commitment to their efforts? and they have to organize a team and then reorganize it to move forward. there are a lot of issues a route what it is do we want. we're growing a lot of things come up but they are not talking. i was on the future of aviation panel, a discussion about intermodalism, and i do not know how much progress has been made, but we are not talking among -- even in a transportation mode. while one person is in charge of that, i am not sure the various silos are just talking, and not sure they are -- priorities are being set that we are making decisions about high-speed rail and is that a better use of funds than aviation, for example. that is the kind of thing that i would like to see more of in that kind of discussion. i cut you
perform same-sex marriages. people's lives haven't changed. only people lives changed are those same sex couples now able to engage in civil partnerships. host: chattanooga, republican, go ahead. caller: you mentioned something about morals. if you read the bible through and through from front to cover, you would end up seeing sodom and gamorrah. they are lovers of each other. in a round about way, our morals here in the united states and across the board has demoralized and sooner or later, lord is going to shut the door and he's going to destroy america. if we do not get back on our hands and knees and say lord please forgive us. host: what do you think would happen if the supreme court throws out the defense of marriage act and make other rulings that would open the door more for gay marriage? caller: actually i'm in law myself and i'm going for my law degree. the way it looks like right now, if morals continue to demoralize and more or less demoralize from the holy scripture then will fall. guest: charlotte i appreciate the question. i don't appreciate the supposition. i i have
year makes the decision more difficult and the changes more painful. medicare will be insolvent by 2024 which means we are rapidly squandering any chance to fix the problem. our $17 trillion debt which currently results in $220 billion in annual interest payments is a drag on our economy, deduring our ability to create jobs for american families. mr. pittenger: we must provide for the future. any plan to reform entitlements must preserve the current benefits promised to this generation while providing guaranteed options for future generations. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, i ask my colleagues to join me today in recognizing the medal of honor day as well as honoring master sergeant richard pittman, a veteran who served more than 0 years in the marines. mr. mcnerney: he had the distinguished service medal, the republic of vietn
idea at the time, but a change marriage from a permanent relationship to a temporary one. and almost any child of divorce will tell you divorce was a tragedy in their lives. same-sex marriage will bring us further down that path, depriving children of their right to a mom or dad. i as a gay man, i can state categorically it is not homophobic to oppose same-sex marriage. [cheers] in fact, it is very wise to maintain marriage as it has always been. supreme court legislators and jurors are around the country, as low this train down. slow this train down. [cheers] ignore the media which relentless manufactured urgency to institute same-sex marriage. the slowdown and put on the brakes. thank you. [cheers and applause] forll of us should pray doug and others who were standing up. you can imagine the sort of vitriol he has to go through. and bobbi lopez, who just spoke in france, who is gay against the marriage. we need to pray and support them in any way we can. littlet speaker knows a bit about proposition 8. he was the campaign manager for proposition 8. he is also the national organizat
change -- looming crisis of climate change. the effects are diverse but they all impact american lives and livelihoods and we are realizing and witnessing these occurrences in real time. extreme weather events like hurricane sandy, severe drought and major flodding are becoming more frequent -- flooding are becoming more frequent and growing more intense. sandy alone caused at least $50 billion in damages, killed dozens of americans and up ended the lives of millions more. but sandy was only one of 11 separate billion-dollar extreme weather events last year. and not only are things getting worse each time, but with these vents they're occurring more frequent now than even a decade ago. and the costs of all these can stast row fees, which are borne by the taxpayers, are escalating. we enacted over $60 billion in emergency aid for all those impacted by sandy. who knows how much the next catastrophe will cost. mr. speaker, we cannot sit back and wait for the next hurricane sandy to devastating american lives and property, especially in these tight america times. i think we can all agree t
's consider working together on areas to change how the government does business and give more value to the taxpayer while we get spending under control. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. arrow, for five minutes. mr. barrow: mr. speaker, i rise today to urge my colleagues to join me in support of house joint resolution 33 which would reshape the way washington operates. because congress has failed to do its job to find the spending cuts we need to replace the sequester, folks all across this country, including folks in my district in georgia, will pay the price. unfortunately in washington there are rules that prevent members of congress from being penalized for not doing their jobs. the constitution doesn't protect the folks at home so why should it protect the pay of members of congress? the 27th amendment of the constitution was written to prevent members of congress from giving themselves pay increases, but lately it's been used as a shield to prevent a congressional pay cut. my proposal, house joint resolutio
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